The pentozali, the proud 5 step dance... goes back to the middle ages, and taught masterful footwork, especially useful in the fishing, merchant and pirate boats of that time...awesome to watch!

Fast pentozali dance (Vikelaia Municipal Library, city of Heraklion, Crete, Greece).

Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas join in a traditional joyful Greek dance in a scene from film "A dream of kings" (1960)

Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas join in a traditional joyful Greek dance in a scene from film "A dream of kings"

Old Photograph of Villagers dancing- It still goes on today in all the traditional villages in Corfu.

Old Photograph of Villagers dancing- It still goes on today in all the traditional villages in Corfu.

Greek-orthodox festive costumes of the Konya-Niğde region (Cappadocia).  Clothing style: early 20th century.  The dancers use wooden spoons as a kind of castanets; they ‘borrowed’ the tradition from the Turks, who call these dances ‘kaşık oyunları’ (spoon play/dances).

Greek-orthodox festive costumes of the Konya-Niğde region (Cappadocia). Clothing style: early 20th century. The dancers use wooden spoons as a kind of castanets; they ‘borrowed’ the tradition from the Turks, who call these dances ‘kaşık oyunları’ (spoon play/dances).

david Seymour.Αντρες έπιασαν τον χορό στους Δελφούς το 1951.

david Seymour.Αντρες έπιασαν τον χορό στους Δελφούς το 1951.

Olymbos Karpathos Greece - Ολύμπος Κάρπαθος Ελλάδα

Olymbos Karpathos Greece - Ολύμπος Κάρπαθος Ελλάδα

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